Monitoring Renewable Assets | Transformers, Switchgear, Battery

Increasing Reliability with Substation Monitoring

Renewable Energy is essential for the future of the power grid. Power system reliability is vital and maintaining a continuous power flow is key. Monitoring renewable assets is an affordable way to increase the reliability of your power supply.

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Manage Assets Across Renewable Energy Infrastructure

Online condition monitoring reduces the risk of failure by increasing situational awareness. Monitors evaluate the assets across projects (switchgear, transformers, circuit breakers and batteries) and measure their performance to make sure everything is working properly. If something looks out of place, an alarm will notify you of the problem.  This improves site uptime and generation availability.

Renewable Energy asset monitoring is easily managed on a visual dashboard to ensure ease of use.

Extend the Life of your Existing Power Assets

Replacing assets can be time consuming and costly if an unexpected problem occurs. Monitoring renewable energy assets is an easy way to get the most out of your power assets, keep your workplace safe, and make a plan for replacement as needed.

Power transformer at renewable energy plants can be subjected to excessive and harmful harmonics. This can significantly decrease the life of your transformers. Online monitoring is an affordable way to give you better visibility into the condition of your assets.

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Monitoring with Dynamic Ratings

Dynamic Ratings provides condition based monitoring products and services to renewable energy utilities. Our partnership helps you have better awareness of your power system equipment. We offer

  • Transformer Monitoring
  • Switchgear Monitoring
  • Circuit Breaker Monitoring
  • Battery Monitoring
  • Data Visualization Software
  • Secure Communications
  • And more…

The LIFESTREAM® Difference

Substation asset management is more than just installing a monitor! Successful asset management is a process flow of planning, designing, managing, implementing, verifying, and supporting. Dynamic Ratings offers LIFESTREAM® Support Services to ensure successful asset monitoring throughout the entire life cycle of an asset. Learn more about what’s included

Monitoring Renewable Assets

Transformer Monitoring

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There are many areas on a transformer that can be monitored. Dynamic Ratings’ experience and global expertise can help you determine the solution that meets your needs. We offer a variety of transformer monitoring options such as temperature, bushings, partial discharge, OLTC, key gas, through faults, harmonics, voltage control, and more. Learn more about our solutions for transformer monitoring.

Switchgear Monitoring

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The Switchgear and Cable Monitor (SCM) is a continuous on-line partial discharge monitor which provides information regarding the health of medium voltage switchgear & cable insulation.  The SCM is the industry leader relative to expansion capability; it can be configured with 15 to 60 PD channels in 15 channel increments for the specific design application. Each module features fifteen independent input PD channels, with the industries best signal-to-noise ratio. Modbus communication protocol is standard, with DNP-3 available upon request. Applications include Switchgear, cables and bus duct.

IoT Distributed Monitoring

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The distribution network is a huge asset, distributed over a wide area. While much of this asset hasn’t changed for decades, the use of it is changing very rapidly. With the introduction of distributed energy resources (DERs), reduced budgets and high performance expectations a new paradigm shift has been required to address the growing challenges.

Utilities now need data more than ever to make best use of their assets. Learn more about Distributed Monitoring.

Communication Solutions

iBridge Communication Solution for the Substation

The iBridge Power Line Communication System delivers data from any intelligent electronic device (IED) affordably and securely in high noise environment with easy installation using existing power lines. By using an existing wire, you minimize engineering costs, reduce schematic revisions, and avoid trenching or adding new copper wires or fiber.

Battery Monitoring

Battery Monitoring

Monitoring of stationary battery systems has increased in importance due to the decline of craft specialists, reductions of maintenance personnel and the increasing number of unmanned facilities. Additionally, NERC PRC-005 requires electric utilities to implement maintenance plans for protection systems associated with the Bulk Electric System. These devices meet NERC PRC-005 monitoring requirements by monitoring, logging and alarming on the following information: DC supply voltage, Battery float voltage, Battery float current, String continuity, Intercell connection integrity, Cell ohmic values relative to baseline values, Unintentional grounds, Electrolyte levels (optional).

Data Visualization

DynamicMetrix® incorporates the experience of the Dynamic Ratings team to consolidate all your condition data, analyze the data in real time and deliver a complete fleet assessment while giving you the ability to obtain detailed information, make timely decisions and take the appropriate actions to maximize reliability, performance and the life of your assets.

Athena Diagnostics Software supports Dynamic Ratings partial discharge monitoring systems for configuration, data storage and provides tools for presentation and analysis. Athena runs with the Windows® operating system.